Halton Food for Thought COVID-19 Update

Halton Food for Thought COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Together! We Feed Students!

Students arrive at school hungry every day. Food insecurity is real, right here in Halton.

School based food programs help ensure our students have access to the nourishment they need.

COVID -19 related school closures mean Halton students who normally rely on student focused food programs no longer have access to healthy food.

COVID -19 related business closures and layoffs mean our parents and families are experiencing income uncertainty, for some to levels never-before reached, for others for the first time.

Access to school breakfast, lunch and snack programs, backpack food supplies and fresh food provisions have never been more important than right now.

Halton Food for Thought, Food for Life and Food 4 Kids Halton have partnered with the Halton Catholic District School Board and the Halton District School Board to ensure our students receive the support they need. Together! We Feed Students!

Our hearts go out to individuals and families during these unprecedented times.

The Together! We Feed Students! partnership initiative is using existing infrastructure to provide at home food delivery to students and families in our community, by referral only, starting with our most vulnerable. Food4Kids is continuing to mail grocery gift cards to their families as long as schools are closed.

Online donations are needed immediately and can be made to any of the partners of this initiative.

Thank you for the role we all play in helping to ensure the health, well-being and ultimately the success of our students and families.

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Together! We Feed Students! Partnership FAQ CLICK HERE

Tracy Hussey MSc RD
Executive Director, Halton Food For Thought
c 905 570 2286